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Post Number: 1
Registered: 12-2007
Posted on Thursday, December 13, 2007 - 9:59 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

Four of us are contemplating paddling the middle section between the James Bay Road and the North Road come mid-August before the Rupert is fully dam. What is the current status of the weirs and the expected status of the wiers come August in this stretch?
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Post Number: 2
Registered: 02-2009
Posted on Saturday, February 7, 2009 - 5:53 am:   Edit Post Delete Post

According to this site the Rupert has been damed !! This is the headline
"In case you missed it, the Rupert River is pretty much destroyed. I'm surprised at how quickly the hands of man were able to dismantle such a strong force of nature and rearrange it to serve our purposes. Check out these pictures of what was still a pristine wilderness just months ago... many more pictures displayed proudly on the Hydro Quebec website:"
I only got ot visit the river once and was planning on returning this spring it saddens me so.
Please if you have any information on the condition of Némiscau Lake on Rupert River please inform me.
Thank You
Joe Valone
Batavia, NY
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Post Number: 1
Registered: 08-2012
Posted on Friday, August 31, 2012 - 1:06 am:   Edit Post Delete Post

I did a 40 day trip in and around the Rupert and Marten Rivers starting in Mistassini in 2011. I saw all of the dams and like obstacles but the trip was still very enjoyable and we got some great whitewater. Despite the obvious flooding (20 feet above or below the normal waterline depending on how close the next dam was) it was still very interesting to see what effects the diversions had on the river and surrounding wildlife. I'd say a worthwhile trip, an optimist would say the lack of water in certain places gave a chance to see some amazing things. Not to mention there were pre cut portages around the dams as well as a few above the confluence of the Marten and the Rupert. If you are still considering this trip I can provide ample information. Feel free to email me.

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